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the state of wisconsin, also pat houston, whitney houston's sister-in-law and manager and jeopardy champion ken jennings written a new book. it's tuesday, december 4th, "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome everybody, you're watching "starting point." we're honored this morning to have the former british prime minister tony blair with us as our guest. he's going to be weighing in as a number of topics. we're going to talk about the fiscal cliff, we're going to talk about the global economy. we're going to talk about the civil war in syria. we'll talk about the royal baby coming soon. first we want to get right to zoraida sambolin for an update on the day's top stories. >> soledad, the fiscal cliff debacle, with 28 days remaining before drastic tax hikes and spending cuts take effect, a republican spending plan has been rejected by the white house. brianna keilar is live from washington. what now, brianna? >> well, right now it's about the pressure building and the clock kicking, zoraida. as house republicans in the white house try to ultimately broker a deal between two very differ
to houston, 13 for the high. but overnight lows will be around the freezing point. as for europe, not too much to worry about for western and central locations. potent low bringing blizzard like conditions. it's fwog to going to push off toward the black sea. to the south, more heavy rain coming into southern turkey. and we've already had quite a week of heavy rain here. flood conditions will be possible. here are temperatures, minus 9 in moscow. minus 3 in stockholm on wednesday and minus 4 and minus 2 in berlin and vienna. 3 degrees in london and 1 degree in paris. and i leave you now with your extended forecast. >>> we'll be back with more news in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
, mild, 24 degrees there in houston. now, let's look over towards europe. first i want to talk about this storm system here in eastern europe ar europe around the balkans. you saw 65 kilometer per hour winds today. this is due to the strong system moving off towards turkey, but still bringing with it gusty winds and heavy rains and even destructive winds possible at this time. don't be surprised if we see a report of a tornado out of this one. il it's just a very severe storm system. farther to the west into the british isles with clear skies. going into the afternoon we have another storm system off the atlantic. that's going to bring is all sorts windy and rainy conditions. really dampen down on here on wednesday into thursday as that system continues to push onshore. from the south warm air surges ahead of it. madrid there with a high of 13. london and paris at 7 and 8, not so much the case farther towards the east, though. moscow's high is minus 16 for your high on your wednesday. here's a look at your extended forecast. >>> we'll be back in 30 minutes with more news. i'm gene ot
of additional snowfall. temperaturewise we're looking at los angeles 14 degrees, houston down to 8 from 25 yesterday. please do bundle up. oklahoma city at minus 4 degrees. just -- that's well below your average. let's now head toward the european continent. and talk about the very windy conditions in northeastern germany. we have been seeing wet and unstable conditions there. the temperatures are very cold, too. berlin at 9 degrees. but take a look at what people in berlin did yesterday, on tuesday. members of berlin's swimming club, the berlin fields, took a traditional christmas swim in a frozen lake on tuesday. they're also known as ice swimmers because temperatures are below freezing. the club was founded in 1979 and has 16 members. after the swim everyone said it's just great. and on that note i'll leave you know for your three-day outlook. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> and that concludes this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. do stay with us.
. houston, you were seeing a high at mid-20s, now 8 on your wednesday. as we take a look over toward europe, continuing to see a low-pressure system moving across the british isles. bringing us heavy rain and icing conditions in portions of the uk. seeing slippery roads out here, also gusty winds pushing off toward the low country, also seeing heavy rainfall and into the alpine regions, winds gusting up to right around 100 kilometers per hour could be expected here, plus heavy snowfall. the good news outside of the mountains, temperatures for your high temperatures on your thursday are going to be mild here. london, a high of 8. paris, up to 11. look at rome and athens, both a pair of 17s here on your thursday. now here's a look at your extended forecast. >>> we'll be back in 30 minutes with more news. i'm gene otani in tokyo. from all of us at nhk news, have a great day. thanks for joining us. have a great day wherever you are.
dollars a day. anna werner is in houston at one of the ports that could be facing a walkout. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rebecca and jeff. yes. there are two days to go before the strike deadline. they're at an impasse. at issue is pay for those working in the ports. but if it doesn't get resolved, the consequence could be a devastated impact on the economy. as the rest of the country focuses on the gridlock in houston, many are working overtime trying to get as many shipments out as they can before it comes to a standstill. the vice president of the national retail federation says a shutdown at the docks would have a ripple effect on the global economy. >> the ports are a primary piece of the global supply chain. if they're not operating efficiently, it slows down the system and hurts everything using the system. >> reporter: negotiations between the international longshore men union and the shipping companies are deadlocked. a shutdown would affect 15 points from boston down the east coast of florida and into the gulf of mexico as far west as houston. these ports handle nea
capitol each year. i want to thank my husband ray and our two children, bailey and houston -- they're 11 years old now, and so many of my colleagues that i -- that were here when i started bringing my children as babies here have watched them grow up. the senate isn't easy on families. they have sacrificed so i could serve the people of texas, and i'm grateful for their patience and generosity. they have loved coming to the capitol during these times. 11 years for the children and 20 for my husband ray. and i know my children's fondest memory, if i ask them what do i remember most about visits to the capitol, it is playing soccer in the russell building's hallways in the evenings when the coast is clear. and i would not be here today if it were not for my parents who gave me the gifts of strong values, unwaivin unwavering supd the education to be whatever i wanted to be. i must say that my parents were surprised when they saw what i wanted to be. they would have never thought that their daughter, growing up in lamarck, texas, a town of 15,000 good people, would think that she could be a
last so many years. >> barbara star to the pentagon. to houston now, where 88-year-old former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care, treated for an elevated feeter. he appreciates the outpouring of support he received from around the world, but not planning on going anywhere soon. miguel marquez joins us from houston. what did his people say? put the harps away? >> yeah, that is from his current chief of staff, gene becker. put the harps away, not going anywhere. look, is he -- he is sick, but not critical is what i can gather from what folks are saying on the ground in houston. he is 88 years old. in the hospital a little over a month. fought a bronchiol infection. it has taken its toll. and going into icu got everyone excited. but doctors wanted him there just to keep track of how he is doing. monitoring him more minutely. the family wanting to keep a tight lid on information. some family members coming in. dorothy, george w. wish, number 43, maybe jeb bush rushing to the bed side. the family wants everyone to know that they thank them for their concern, but they hope s
to massachusetts. also got the houston mayor to tell us how her city is preparing for a strike. futures still a little jittery here this morning. dow down 86. "squawk on the street" back in a minute. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. >>> instagram users may have made good on their threat to dump the photo sharing app after the controversy over new privacy rules, according to app data in the "new york post." app data says that instagram may have shed almost 25% of its daily active users as a res
. the union represent more than 14,000 workers at more than a dozen ports from boston to houston. the key sticking point -- container royalties or payments to union workers based on the weight of cargo. >>> now back to the markets. before the break, we told you about the best performing emerging markets this year. but -- emerging markets this year. the third best performing market this year is estonia, up 36.51%. and at number two is pakistan with the karachi stock exchange 100, up 49% for 2012. and the best performing market so far this year is turkey's ise national 100 index. up 52.26% this year. now our next guest says a play in the emerging markets could be a good bet for a successful 2013. joining us now to highlight the key markets to watch around the globe is ron shaw, managing partner at gina ventures. how are you doing? >> good. good morning. >> very good morning to you. did santa bring you everything you were hoping for? >> that and then some. >> that and then some. good. let's talk about emerging markets now. i've spoken to you a lot about how in the last couple of years, of co
remain nice for you, houston with a high of 34, oklahoma city, high tler, and 19 in los angeles with a high of 20. now, as we take a look over towards europe, several low-pressure systems continue to move in across the west here. this is bringing some snow showers for the most part. some rain is going to be seen across the southern portions of the uk, though. what this is going to be bringing is the risk of flooding. last week you saw very significant flooding here, and the ground is already stamp rated so you do not need any more rainfall coming across this yair. speaking of flooding, turkey, flashflooding, also at risk of a strong and severe storm system pushing across the country on your friday and going into the weekend. temperatures remain rather cold into the west, moscow, mais now 4 for your high, and 5 and 6 in london and paris starting off your weekend. now here's a look at your extended forecast. ♪ >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo.
in houston and a second club in minneapolis. it is a strip club and not an inexpensive one. coming up tonight at 6:00 p.m., why receipts we found at a karaoke bar are not part of this report. noelle walker, ktvu channel 2 news. . >>> pedestrian in san francisco was killed today. he was walking long market street and crossing about 2:30 p.m. this afternoon when it happened. a witness saw a white dodge ram hit the man and drove away. police stopped the driver. there is word the driver is cooperating with authorities. >> three men in contra costa county have been shot within one block of each other. all three shootings happened here highway 4 and l street. two 1 gunned down this morning. one of the victims was the stepson of a man who was shot and killed on saturday. a local pastor knew the man who died. >> a father, husband, dad and he loved to fish. i see him all the time. and we were friends. >> a candlelight vigil was held last night for saturday's victim. police have not said if they believe the shootings are connected and at this point they have no suspects. >>> we have new information in
the equivalent of remember, apollo 13, houston, we've got a problem. washington we have a very big problem. not voting on plan b . it must have gone behind the 20 votes that were expected to be lobbed off from speaker boehner's cotroying get that. it makes you wonder how many were part of this avalanche that told the speaker, no way in heck we're going for this. have is the stance we're looking at. it will not be resolved tomorrow. this week. or next week. because remember, you have christmas next week. chances are, knowing these guys as i did do, they will not be keen to work christmas eve, and christmas day, that takes us to next wednesday, only a little more than a week ahead of the government possibly hitting a cliff. are you surprised? not at all. a great tragic comedy, neil, they will keep you in a job for the rest of your life reporting on that. neil: i am not too shocked. i thought this dismissive you, that house leadership had of their rumbling ranks they would swallow this, i didn't see it, a lot of these tea party congressmen, 80 some odd that help propel john boehner to speaker
, florida. >> i leif poens coal ya, florida. >> houston, texas. >> a little houston, texas, as well. you're part of the florida team. and i got to get you in, as well. >> california. >> california. folks, happy birthday. everybody, happy birthday. that's fantastic. i'm so glad you're here. let's get to the boards. your hands are so cold. one or two things we want to show you this morning. take a look at the maps. we'll show you, these are the damage pictures coming into us on twitter from the mobile area. now, there have been a lot of tornado watches and warnings in the area. this is a tough line of storms. it will continue to produce those powerful thunderstorms all the way from atlanta, to charleston, jacksonville, you're involved in that, as well. if you're there, pay attention to your local abc stations. here's the cold air behind that storm system. get ready for a shot of winter, ladies and gentlemen. >> all the way from belize just to be on "good morning america." i'm coming home with you because it will be a lot warmer. let's go inside to lara. lara? >> i want to come, too, sam.
, one of the greatest voices of her generation, whitney houston, has died. february 11th, 2012, a tragic end for an iconic singer. whitney houston, who battled with drugs and alcohol for decades, was found dead in a los angeles hotel bathroom. her death was ruled an accidental drowning with the effects of heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors. she was just 48. that was one of the biggest entertainment moments of 2012. some might say 2012 was the year of washington versus the rest of us. unemployment, home prices and the stock market all up. even as our nation's leaders failed to get their act together. here are the top ten stories that caught the attention of cnn business correspondent christine romans and ali velshi. >> number ten, apple, the first year without steve jobs and the company is trying to prove under a new ceo that it can still invent things we didn't even know we would wee needed that we would buy faster than anything's been sold in personal technology before. >>> number nine, the u.s. stock market. despite all those worries about the fiscal cliff and
like he's riding horseback. psy could not knock whitney houston from the top of searches in 2012. the death prompted more searches than the gangam music style that went viral. >>> got crisis? according to the "wall street journal," which our parent company own, the milk business could be in for a long-term troublesome time. the journal points to statistics show not guilty 1975, each american drank 28 gallons of milk. gross. you see, then that number has fallen. the journal reports it's because of price increase examines more people being concerned milk is high in calorie, which it is, and turning to bottled water. the milk companies are fighting to win back customers, pushing back with protein enhanced milk. more news for dairy lovers. scientists in europe say they found the oldest evidence yet of cheese making. 7500 years old. researchers tested pottery fragments from poland, which had strainers that could have helped make beer, honey or cheese. hopefully beer. they say they found lots of fatty milk residue, so figured those prehistoric humans were making cheese. nasa scientis
at the methodist hospital in houston. the 88-year-old former president is recovering with illness that begone bronchitis related cough. >>> navy also deployed domestically made hovercraft in the operation today. >>> later on, you are aware of a legal limit for drinking before driving. now officials have to consider legal limits for smoking pot before getting behind the wheel. up next, if unions are in decline, how is it that a doc strike has potential to daniel the u.s. economy? -- damage the u.s. economy? since i've lost weight i have so much more energy than i used to, when i'm out with my kids, my daughter's like, "mom, wait up!" and i'm thinking, "shouldn't you have more energy than me? you're, like, eight!" [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simple. effective. advantage: mom. let's fight fat with alli. learn more, lose more at letsfightfat.com. they don't help single moms. hi! hi! [ sarah ] what happened to our house last year? [ daughters ] it flooded and the water flooded out. yea
george h.w. bush is 88 years old and sent to the hospital last month in houston. he was moved into intensive care december 23rd after developing a fever. doctors say he was -- his condition is improving and he was moved to a regular room yesterday and is in good spirits. >>> looks like plastic shopping bags might be a relic of the past. >> just ahead, the final two days for the bags in an entire bay area county. >> and a look back at some of the year's big stories in the u.s. of a. we'll be right back. ,,,, . >> there is the golden gate bridge, sunny and chilly. a few clouds around. aside from that, a nice day. ,,,,,,,, ban" bandwagon... as the new year begins tuesday. . >>> one of the bay area's largeet counties is jumping on the plastic bag ban bandwagon. as the new year begins on tuesday, the new ban applies to alameda county's unincorporated areas and the cities. the stores won't be able to give customers one-time use plastic bag. instead, bring your own bag or pay 10 cents for each recyclable paper bag. similar laws are in affect in san jose, san francisco and dozens of o
to herc? >> we're looking at hercules offshore. this is houston, texas, based company in the oil and gas realm. they had positive comments for deutsche bank today. look how the stock closed. up over 5%. they were raised to a buy from a hold. $8 price target up from $4 price target. that is good news there. deutsche bank is saying that they see improved demand. they talk about commodity pricing being favorable for hercules. the one thing i should note that the company's market cap is slightly below one billion. always good to make a note when not a huge company. this is one of the smaller companies in the realm. talk about the fact they're most gas levered names in the gulf of mexico. deutsche bank liking hercules. liz: they have done a great job under very trying circumstance even though they mostly drill natural gas. they were swept up in the bp disaster so. david: i love the stock symbol. hero. always remember the hero. hercules the hero. liz: thanks, nicole. we're weeks away from possible tax hikes for everybody. there is still no debt deal. people are still at least talking. communic
energy out of houston of the israel is cutting cypress and greece in on the deal. there was some confusion or some conflict as to who's exclusive economic zone these gas fields were in. israel got ahead of the conflict and cut greece and cypress into the deal so that they would be partnering with israel to exploit these fields rather than competing with israel. sandra: rapidly developing story. to put it in nato secretary-general rasmussen's words, i think now it is only a matter of time. so we'll continue to follow that story. thanks so much for joining us tonight, chris harmer. >> thank you, pressure sandra. pleasure to be here. sandra: handouts to the wind industry have gone so well so why not give them tens of millions more? notice sarcasm out there. they want to build a wind farm completely out ad sea. are think out to lunch? >>> how rising temperatures are threatening to burr i the multibillion-dollar industry. that's coming up. do you ever have too much money? ♪ . copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advai i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is
, whitney houston was number one for us. >> we have a list of all of them. >> when you look across all of them, people is such an important thing for us. we're very curious about all these interesting stories of all these people of the whitney houston story, so many people had such a connection to her, that one took the top for that reason. also on the list of searches, jeremy lin was number five for us. the linsanity, you'll remember that from earlier in the year. he was the biggest athlete search of the year. and the two big events for google searches, we had the election. that was a big thing. people looking for information about the candidates. and you also had superstorm sandy, people looking for information about the storm and the aftermath. >> in those cases, a little bit of a public service, at least with the storm. that's interesting. imagine something like what happened with whitney houston, a very intense search for a period of time, and then it tapers off. are there certain categories of search that are just more popular overall? >> i definitely think people and celebrities
effective on earth. kay invited me to the houston livestock show and rodeo. now, madam president, i grew up in baltimore -- you have been there many times yourself. you know it is a city known for his row houses, not for its rodeos. kay invited me to come into the rodeo in the astrodome. with i showed up, to her surprise -- well, i showed up, to her surprise. i had little boots on, a cowgirl hat and a vest. she put me in a buckboard and deep in the heart of texas we circled the astrodome together. i was in a buckboard. she was in a pall m palomino neo me. at the end of the evening, i was there munching on barbecue, affectionately called buckboard barb, and that's the kind of thing -- and i have the pictures to show it. they're locked up. i don't widely distribute them much but it was a heck of an evening. i say that because, again, out of that comes great friendships that also lead to smoothing the way, not paving -- actually, not smoothing the way -- paving the way, where we put our heads together to solve our national problems, a understand t and toy where we get the best ideas from a var
barriers to entry, but will also benefit from growth as people move into houston to dallas to southern california, to san francisco area, et cetera. we've been in the industrial business for a long time, and we'd liked it. but it was clear to us that the market wanted a more pure focused company. and it made sense as part of the overall focus. plus, as you mentioned, leverage is very important. and we wanted to lower our leverage. >> right. >> it made sense to part with the industrial, even though it's good properties, good people there, and focus again on quality, supermarket anchored retail in the 12 growing states. >> one of the things i loved about your presentation and also your conference call is you are not -- you're willing to face head-on the challenge of amazon. you directly -- you're the first real estate investor who says, listen, here's the ones that the internet can't get. you recognize the threat is a real one? >> i think it's a real threat. i think we were very conservative in how we came up with our number that we think that some merchants can be affected somewhat on t
of intensive care at a houston hospital, where he'd been fighting off a fever. the 41st president was admitted on november 23 with what began as a bronchitis-related cough. the end of the year brought the end of the line for seven of the 32 head coaches in the national football league. the arizona cardinals, buffalo bills, chicago bears, cleveland browns, kansas city chiefs, philadelphia eagles, and san diego chargers all fired their coaches a day after the regular season ended. five teams also axed their general managers. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to ray. >> suarez: next, secretary of state hillary clinton was hospitalized yesterday after doctors discovered she had a blood clot. few details of her condition were initially released, but late today her doctors said the clot was located in a vein between her skull and brain. they stressed she did not suffer a stroke and is making excellent progress. dr. gholam motamedi, a neurologist at medstar georgetown university hospital, is here to walk us through the known risks and treatments for blood clots. i guess, doctor to
's going. or houston the impact. it's just not in their thought process to think that they have a problem with unemployment or housing. detroit, columbus, other places have it. parts of massachusetts have it. other parts of massachusetts don't. so i think this has to be very localized and figure out how you solve that. so it's going to be tight until we get rules figured out and then you bring in private capital. but i'm not sure that's alltogether a bad thing but i think we have a lot more granular by-city or by-community to figure out what the answer should be. >> turning now to the customer relationship and how it's changing in response to the very dramatic developments in the bank and developments over the last several years so, first of all, i was delighted to hear about your efforts regarding home buyer -- over the past few years people need to understand what they are getting into when they make this enormous commitment but let me ask you about the change in the different potential change. it was reported a couple weeks ago in one news article that i saw that the bank was backing o
condition is not dire. the 41st president remains in intensive care in a houston hospital. he has been in the hospital since november 23rd. >>> in south africa, the granddaughters of nelson mandela say that he is alert and that he's doing well. the former south african president, he is back home after spending eight days in the hospital. >> it's important for people to remember that, you know, he is 95, after all. and that, you know, once in a while he needs, you know, medical care, medical attention. and you know, we're very grateful because, you know, he's surrounded by the best medical team, you know. he's very well taken care of, and he's very comfortable, and he's very happy. >> mandela was treated for a lung infection and underwent gallstone surgery. we're glad everyone is on the mend. >>> heartbreaking development for hundreds of americans trying to adopt children from russian orphanages. well, today president vladimir putin signed a law banning all u.s. adoptions. why? the ban is considered a payback of sorts for an american law passed two weeks ago. now, that law puts financia
. appreciate it. >>> in bel-air, texas near houston a police officer and innocent bystander were shot to death this morning. bullets flew after an officer tried to carry out a routine traffic stop. the driver fled and got out and started to shoot killing the bystander. when the officer arrived the two exchanged fire. the officer was then killed. the gunman was critically hurt and police don't know what set him off. >>> many will have to hunker down this christmas. we're talking about snow, cold, even the possibility of tornadoes in the forecast. that's up next. if you think running a restaurant is hard, try running four. fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. customer erin swenson bought so, i'm happy. today. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. use ups! she can get a text alert, rero
not know what the toward is talking about. the population is going to. or houston -- it is not in their thought process to think they have a problem with unemployment or housing. other places have it. parts of massachusetts have it. i think this has to be very local to figure out how to solve it. i think the availability of credit is fine. i am not sure that is altogether a bad thing. i think we have a lot more granular to figure out what the right answer should be as opposed to try to figure out by community or state. >> can you talk about the customer relationship and how it changes to the dramatic really some chips with the bank over the last several years. your coverage regarding homebuyer education and the huge lessons of the past few years people need to understand what they're getting into when they make this enormous commitment. let me ask you about a different change in the customer relationship. it was reported a couple of weeks ago of in won a news article or the bank was backing off of a plan for imposing fees. i am curious, was it right? what should we
of this and that for the year. so google, the most searched things of the year. whitney houston was the biggest trending celebrity of the year. she passed away several months back. also, the justin bieber breakup with actress selena gomez was the most inquired about celebrity split. andy murray was the most searched olympian. "skyfall" topped the movie list. "gangnam" was the top trending song. and in fashion, british olympic kick designer stella mccartney was the top trending label of the year. >> can you believe it's going to be 2013 in a couple of weeks? this particular groom was going to the chapel to be married. the only problem, he was arrested and spent the night in jail. he was driving 100 miles per hour near valparaiso, indiana. officers saying he was switching lanes, almost totaled his jeep. they waited until he pulled into the church's parking lot. this as relatives were waiting and shouting at him to slow down before he performed a doughnut. he told police he was late for the wedding and just been released from jail earlier that day. didn't make the wedding. >>> and the fully loaded cheese b
. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. on ground shipping at fedex office. >>> houston, we have a deal. after 14 hours worth of talkes and months of negotiations, an agreement has finally been reached on a pan european banking supervisor. european finance ministers say they have drawn up plans to allow the ecb to oversee the largest banks in the country, except for the uk and sweden which have opted out. >>> now, the latest results from italy's debt auction. italy is coming to market with a three-year bond. it's yields the lowest since october 2010. it also sold about just at the high end of the range it was looking for, about 3.5 billion euros worth of debt. just to recap what we're seeing, the december 2015 btp yield, 2.5%, a low bid to cover ratio under 1.4%. but we're seeing yields there, 2.64%. sold that at the high end, 750 million euros worth looking for the yield on that one. and as soon as i see it, we'll send it along. 4.75%. down from 5.32% in september. for plenty more on this and how it all fits in on the banking union, let's get straight out to silvia wadhwa i
: well, right now, former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at a houston hospital. doctors say they're treating him for a fever and that the 88-year-old former president is in what they're calling guarded condition. trace gallagher has the latest on this from our west coast newsroom. trace? >> reporter: and, heather, the former president has been in the hospital for better part of two months. remember was admitted november 7th. spent 10 days at methodist hospital. was released for a few days and back on november 23rd. he has been there ever since the initial problem was the bronchitis but now doctors say that has improved a quite a bit and coughing only once or twice a day. but now the big fear he has this fever that simply will not go away. doctors tell have not figured out exactly what's causing it. the concern it is bacterial infection which is very tough for elderly people to battle. the former president's spokesman says you don't go to the icu if you're doing well. listen. >> he's not, he's, you know he is in critical condition. he's in a bad way but, you know
, former u.s. president is. >> intensive care at a houston hospital. the 88-year-old was moved to the icu sunday. president obama has been in the october due to a cough. his doctors remain cautiously optimistic about his condition. >>> samsung is now taking on issues with shoes in the u.s. >>> welcome back. we're keeping an eye on the strong winter storm that pounded the midwest and southeast and is now thrashing the northeast. it knocked out power to homes in days, a lot of them in arkansas. it has created havoc on the roads and at airports. flightaware.com says more than 1500 flights have been canceled since tuesday. reynolds wolf joins us now. reynolds, my family is headed back in a couple of days. are they going to make it in? >> oh, my goodness. it's going to be a tough time for people in the northeast. this storm, affecting so many millions of americans. today we'll have wind, rain and snow. buffalo could see up to a fought of snow. southeast, cool and try for the most part. snow possible in the sierra nevada. in parts of the pacific northwest, you might see rain in the valleys, but
there. a beauty. a 42-14 rout of the houston texans. the texans are the best team -- have the best record in the league. that's danny woodhead right now. he's going to cough it up. brandon lloyd recovers it in the end zone for a touchdown. everything's going the patriots way. what a dreamy night. the patriots won 20 straight home games in the month of december. this was tom brady's first game since he and his wife gisele welcomed their child together, v vivian lake. >> did you watch this game? >> yes. i can not. it's way too exciting. >> three weeks to go until the fiscal cliff and all the talk in washington is about what's not happening. we'll explain, coming up. this family used capital one venture miles to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christmas just got "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's the family party! really jingles your bells, doesn't it? my gift to you! the capital one venture card! for any flight, any time! that's double miles you can actually use! how illuminating. what's in your wallet? let me gues
of international flights, chief pilots for international ups, i want you to meet capt. houston mills and he is one of the pilots who fly your packages, twenty million today, three million to this facility, the busy day. >> it is a great day. we execute like none other in the world and we're excited to get those out for all the customers around world. >> you have been flying for 18 years, marine fighter pilot, you fly all over the world. people don't think of ups this way. you think of ups as guys in a brown trucks but your trek has legs. >> 2,000 vehicles overall, 230 aircraft over 500 aircraft in the facilities, we connect all over the world whether by ocean or train or package car or flight, a total long-distance provider. >> that is what people don't realize. this is a corporation with $53 billion in revenue, can shift five million packages. >> we go to operation all the time. as you mentioned twenty-eight million packages, tomorrow night or friday morning, six million packages. we are 24/7. >> merry christmas and happy flying. back to you, tracy. chocolate written on it, my producer grabbed it
us now from houston. thanks for joining us. what are two or three of the most important things you can tell business people watching for what they have to do to just? >> thanks, dennis. issue number one, the most important thing is to be aware of the new regulations that are coming out. there will be hundreds of pages of regulations between now and the end of the first quarter and they're going to need to know those rules because those rules fill in gaps the obamacare legislation left out. those rules of telling you how to calculate full time employees, how to provide notice to those employees of the new benefit provisions if you in fact change the terms of your plan. another big thing to keep in mind is how to absorb the new cost. there will be cost across the board. obviously there will be premium advances because cost of doing business in the insurance industry will go up. there's also going to be administrative fees that will be tacked on to the insurance companies for participating in the health-care health insurance exchange on the state level. free.5% administrative fee for
transaction in the u.s. in over a decade that i can remember. and the first is in houston. spring chrysler dodge jeep ram. it's the largest dealership of that type in texas. an extraordinary performer with extraordinary associates. but on our part, it's a statement that the resurgence, renaissance of chrysler corporation is real. it's sustainable. sergio marchione has done a walk-on-water, turnaround performance. i've seen the future, the future is strong and bright. >> and putting your money where your mouth is. >> you know me, you want to know what i think? just look what i do and that's what i think. and then in dallas-ft. worth an extraordinary group that we're excited to welcome those associates to our company. you know, i'm a big believer in the german and german vehicles. i started my career as a technician on german products. so, i have a special affinity for it. and we've acquired the boardwalk group which is a large audi dealership, porsche and volkswagen dealership which will make us the largest volkswagen dealership in the great state of texas. and our german portfolio which i'
about. the population's going. or houston the impact. it's just not in their thought process to think that they have a problem with unemployment or housing. detroit, columbus, other places have it. parts of massachusetts have it. other parts of massachusetts don't. so i think this has to be very localized and figure out how you solve that. so it's going to be tight until we get rules figured out and then you bring in private capital. but i'm not sure that's all together a bad thing but i think we have a lot more granular by-city or by-community to figure out what the answer should be. >> turning now to the customer relationship and how it's changing in response to the very dramatic developments in the bank and developments over the last several years so, first of all, i was delighted to hear about your efforts regarding home buyer -- over the past few years people need to understand what they are getting into when they make this enormous commitment but let me ask you about the change in the different potential change. it was reported a couple weeks ago in one news article that i saw
at houston methodist hospital today. he's still suffering from a lingering cough related to bronchitis. the family had expected him to be released over the weekend. we're back with more steph after the break. >> wow! i've never seen anything like this. >> when disaster strikes sometimes the only way out is to look within. current tv digs deep into the extraordinary tales of heroism determination and escape. "trapped" experience the drama. back to back to back. >> hold on mates! >> catch the "trapped" mini-marathon saturday starting at 1 eastern. on current tv. did you get chips for the party? nope. cheese plate? cheese plate...nope. i made something better. ♪ ♪ you used the oven? boom ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread? here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> announcer: ladies and gent
arguments. president george h. w. bush remains hospitalized at houston methodist hospital today. he's still suffering from a lingering cough related to bronchitis. the family had expected him to be released over the weekend. we're back with more steph after the break. alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. salads, sandwiches, and mor
on the list for cape capt. kate nelson and late singer whitney houston. >> the clean up after the storm but first more on potential rain again in the forecast. >> today is your dry day in your chance to catch up on the storm clean up if you have any left over from the weekend. we're expecting a mixture of sun and cloud for the day. temperatures will be generally in the '60's and 50's. samarra and increasing clouds and some rain is coming back into the area. the potentially for wednesday in a quiet weather pattern for the end of the week into the weekend. temperatures in downtown san francisc 7061 degrees. when i come back we'll breakdown the forecast for you and let me know what areas have the best chances for some rain. >> we're still looking as slow traffic here for our hot spot the nimitz freeway. further problems now, adding to the slowing out of the maze on 980 is a report of a car fire. it is right here near the connecting ramp from westbound 98880 southbound. the five car crash has been cleared from the traffic lanes but there is a clean-up operations on the shoulder. that is why
one involving a dreamliner that had to make an emergency landing. it was flying from houston to newark, new jersey. it had to turn and it had to make an emergency landing in new orleans and united crew reporting mechanical problem. they delivered the dreamliner two weeks ago. boeing technical team is right now in new orleans investigating the problem along with united teams. they'll have an update later today hopefully. boeing coming out and saying that it expects faa to mandate what it's been pushing its customers to do for some time requiring fuel line checks for the dreamliner. checking the installation of two connectors and half of the dreamliners have already been inspected according to boeing. we expect the faa to make this a mandatory requirement later on today. by the way, almost 40 dreamliners have been put in service in the last year. boeing recently increased dreamliner production from 3.5 to 5 per month. production is still on track to reach the goal of ten per month by the beginning of 2014. no reaction today on shares of boeing. these are the teething pains that go along
us via skype from houston, bobby swan, the manager of the project here. in laymen's terms, tell us how this works. >> okay. hi, suzanne. one of the things we're working on is called the rad works project, and we're in a project that's looking at advances in radiation protection, detection and we have three elements to us. one is the radiation environment monitor, which is being used to detect -- it is a low cost -- i mean low cost, low power, low mass device to detect particles, charged particles. then we have the advanced neutron spectrometer or ams which we're using it again, low power, low mass, to detect neutrons in the environment. and then the third is the storm shelter. and with the storm shelter, it is where we're trying to figure out what logistics and things can we use on orbit and that's one of our options that we can create the -- the crew would have a safe haven or place to go to where they have a safer area from the effects of solar particles. >> want to bring in chad myers here, a space enthusiast. among other things, meteorologist, ask some questions as well. >> i a
the university of houston. were very much looking forward to your comments today. thanks for being here. [applause] >> thank you. well, thank you. i really appreciate the opportunity from each one of you. our nation is actually wrestling -- [inaudible] a large amount of debt the united states is facing. i will outline the challenge we face. i'll also show you some transforming health care is one of the ways we can solve that issue. i'll demonstrate how new approaches to integrating the delivery system and how it is already achieving some result outside of the federal government. the health care can harness simplicity, has sustainability, even if the health care system undergoes some significant transformations. first, but to take a moment and talk about ohio and cleveland and how they're addressing some of these large issues here locally. particularly a recently announced demonstration of integrating care for coverage for the dual eligible. the dual eligible or individuals covered by medicare and medicaid. i don't know if you know this, but dual eligible operation represents 20% of the
facing the country. he holds the undergraduate degree from texas a&m, and mba from university of houston. we are looking forward to your comments today on this very important topic. thanks for being here. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] thank you. [applause] thank you, everyone. [applause] well, thank you. i really appreciate the opportunity to address each one of you. as we talked today, our nation is actually wrestling with one of the largest issues, probably in a long time. that's our debt, and the large amount of debt that the united states is facing today. i will outline the challenge we face. i will also show you transforming health care in the ways we can solve this debt issue. i'll demonstrate approaches in the delivery system and how it's already achieving results outside of the federal government. i'll describe how health care can harness simplicity to have stability as we undergo transformation. first, i want to take a moment and talk about ohio. and cleveland. how they are addressing some of the large issues here locally. particularly, the recently announce the demons
-tweeted before obama's. news of whitney houston's death in february generated more than ten million mentions. humbling. >> i think boris yeltsin at the opec got hit -- >> his tweets or pictures -- >> i'm not sure why he got caught in the zip wire. >> right. right. and him at the opening ceremonies dancing awkwardly. >> him -- him at the opening ceremony got a huge amount of response. >> as it should. we want to know what your favorite tweet, hash tag, or tui tweet, pic -- i hate myself for those terms. get in touch by e-mail, worldwide@cnbc.com. you can also tweet us, @cnbcwex. >>> ahead, north korea held a rocket launch but the international community is hardly impressed. we'll have reaction in a few minutes. >>> welcome back to "worldwide exchange." here are the top three stories trending at cnbc.com -- which chinese company will overtick amazon as the world's largest retailer by 2016? find out details on our web site. >>> and if you're looking for the dream job, what latest survey results have to say about the best place to work in 2013. right here, isn't it? cnbc.com reveals growing fear
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